Your independent guide to Gold Coast food

Breakfast
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Sunlight Drive Café

When you have a child, some things change. Take dining out, for example. It becomes a whole new ball game requiring management, patience and even

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American
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TGI Fridays

American food has long been a favourite of Gold Coast diners. Talk burgers, fries and wings and you’ll get our attention. Sometimes we’ll even join

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Breakfast
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Daymaker Espresso

About two years ago,  Daymaker Espresso popped up on the southern end of Pacific Avenue. Owners Andrew Madgwick (ex-52 Espresso) and Dylan Nesbit (ex-Barefoot, Elk,

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Behind the Plate
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Egg Drop Soup

Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is China’s most important festival celebrating the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese

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Burleigh Heads
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Goukai Ramen

For a culturally ‘mish mash’ dish, ramen is unrivalled in its ability to gain fans. Talk ramen and its converts will espouse the beauty of

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Atmosphere
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Zipang

Named after the ancient title of Japan, Zipang, Chef Atsushi Mizushima’s cafe has a split personality. By day, it’s a tiny ‘dine in’ or quick

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Behind the Plate
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App rates food’s health value

Late in 2019, politicians decided that health star ratings would not be mandatory for Australian food. However, a company has taken matters into their own

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Coolangatta
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Raw and Rice

When it comes to fast food, one of the most nutritious meals you can choose is a poke bowl. Using the best local seasonal ingredients,

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Atmosphere
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New life for Songbirds

There’s something special about making a journey to country, especially when a table of food plucked straight from the garden awaits. There, surrounded by rainforest,

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Asian
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Light Years

Suited perfectly to the Burleigh dining scene, Light Years opened to much fanfare late in 2019, owners Kim Stephen and Stephen Filipovic extending their holdings

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Atmosphere
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Alkemist

Our favourite suburban cafés are heroes at championing the food scene for locals, providing coffee on the run, giving great service, with pricing and dishes

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